ACT Awareness Training

CityCo & Manchester City Centre Business Improvement District training sessions aim to keep city colleagues up-to-speed with strategic and tactical guidance to help with daily operations.

ACT (Action-Counters-Terrorism) Awareness is part of Manchester’s commitment to the principles of ‘Martyn’s Law’ post the devastating 2017 Manchester Arena attack.

The training is delivered by NaCTSO & CPNI-trained Counter Terrorism Security Advisors and is designed to raise vigilance of the current terrorist threat to the UK and provide protective advice and guidance.

The aim is to provide an understanding of how to deny, detect and deter hostile activity and how to protect people and organisations during a major incident.

The training is hosted by CityCo with partners Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW), Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council Licensing.

The sessions are kindly attended by Figen Murray OBE who introduces the importance of the training and explains Martyn’s Law. For more information about Figen’s campaigning work do visit

The training is for Manchester city centre Venue Managers; General Managers; Assistant GMs; Operations Managers; Bar Managers.

Businesses will receive acknowledgement of attendance on any licences, and certification.

NB: CityCo, BID and our Hospitality networks will receive direct alerts as new events are confirmed in the calendar. The events are also open to all Manchester city centre businesses.

Other Resources

Protect UK: Publicly Accessible Locations Guidance

Project UK has been developed through extensive research and analysis of previous incidents, and the assessment of current known threats.

CNPI: Protecting Buildings and Infrastructure

Centre for National Protection of Infrastructure guidance on how to implement perimeter security measures and identify what is needed.

CNPI: SCaN (See, Check and Notify)

Centre for National Protection of Infrastructure ScAN awareness, training and resource products.

Film Resources

Run Hide Tell: Firearms and Weapons Attack: Government Advice Film

Eyes Wide Open: CNPI Advice Film